Power Rankings Week 8: Swarm Still Buzzing, Tough Test This Weekend.

February 16, 2017

Week 8 Power Rankings!!   Georgia remains on top, but will they after this weekend? The Eastern Conference will all play two games each this weekend. Buffalo will face New England in a home and home match up which is crucial for both teams. Toronto looks to take over first with match ups against Georgia and Rochester. Georgia will also face Rochester. The east could see a massive shake up by…


Hat-tricks Abound as Rock Hammer Bandits

February 5, 2017

The first of four meetings between geographic rival Buffalo Bandits and Toronto Rock on Friday night at the Air Canada Centre did not disappoint. An energetic effort from the Rock saw them hammer the visitors 18-10. After a defensive battle versus Rochester last week, the Rock’s offense lit it up versus Buffalo. It wasn’t even Toronto’s highly-touted transition game, which won them their first two of the season, that made…


Mammoth Shine Against Stagnant Bandits Offense

December 31, 2016

For the second straight game, an NLL team struggled in its home opener to put points on the board. While that was the Rochester Knighthawks on Thursday night, it was the Buffalo Bandits who fell to the Colorado Mammoth at home on Friday, 12-8. A crowd of nearly 15,000 was on hand to watch both teams open their seasons. The Mammoth jumped out to a 3-0 lead as Colorado goalie…


Mammoth Head to Buffalo in Season Opener

December 30, 2016

The Buffalo Bandits, coming off of their Champions Cup appearance last season, open their season at home tonight against the Colorado Mammoth, a team coming off a western conference finals berth. While Buffalo has retained mostly the same roster, losing just Chad Culp and Jay Thorimbert, the Mammoth roster looks quite a bit different. No Adam Jones, as the Mammoth shipped the former third overall draft pick to Saskatchewan for…


2017 NLL Season Preview: Buffalo Bandits

December 30, 2016

Time is ticking until the Buffalo Bandits hit the floor for the first time for the 2017 National Lacrosse League season. For Buffalo, it’s a season where all expectations are geared towards making another run for the Champions Cup, which they lost by one goal last year to the Saskatchewan Rush. The Bandits front office was somewhat quiet during the offseason. They didn’t make too many moves, but the moves…


Rock Finish Preseason Undefeated

December 18, 2016

  The Toronto Rock ended their preseason on a high Saturday night defeating the Buffalo Bandits 15-13 for their third consecutive win. They finished the preseason 3-0 and will now prepare for their season opener in Rochester on December 29. Toronto built a 9-3 lead in the second quarter but their rivals from Buffalo wouldn’t be denied and kept coming. Mark Steenhuis, Ryan Benesch, and Connor Brown each had a…


Knighthawks Acquire Kevin Ross From Toronto

December 3, 2016

    The Toronto Rock reshaping continues. After the retirement of Colin Doyle, and the addition of several field players to their training camp roster, the Rock traded veteran forward Kevin Ross to the Rochester Knighthawks on Saturday right before the start of the pre season. “It’s such a tough place to come in as a visiting player. I have been doing it for years. It’s definitely one of the…


2016 NLL Draft: Bandits Add Seven Rookies

September 28, 2016

After being swept out of the 2016 NLL Championships by the Saskatchewan Rush and the losses of Bandits veterans Jay Thorimbert and Chad Culp to the New England Black Wolves during the off season, Buffalo Bandits General Manager Steve Dietrich and head coach Troy Cordingley headed into the 2016 NLL Draft searching for some fresh up and coming talent to add to their burgeoning roster. After the draft was over,…


Bandits Acquire Brad Self from Knighthawks for Lomas

September 26, 2016

The Buffalo Bandits traded their 16th overall selection on Monday night’s NLL draft to the Rochester Knighthawks for transition defender Brad Self. The Knighthawks would use that selection to take Dan Lomas out of High Point and the Oakville Rock. In 2016, Self played in 15 games for the Knighthawks where he  played in 15 games and scored 23 points. Self’s career high in points of 29 came in his…


Black Wolves Signing of Culp, Thorimbert, Take From Buffalo Again

August 8, 2016

The New England Black Wolves are heading into just their third season of play since moving to Philadelphia. Already, the young team has seen a worst-to-first turnaround, the acquisition of a former league MVP, and a playoff run. In the brief history of the club, however, has also been an odd trend. While during their tenure as the Philadelphia Wings, the franchise was not one to sign big name free…